Re: Cryonics propaganda...

Michael S. Lorrey (
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 09:10:28 -0400

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> We(*) don't think about it anymore, do we? There's something terribly
> sad about the fact that a race can become so used to death and death and
> death that it has to be nearby, or spectacular, for it to be a tragedy.
> To regain your perspective, read this excellent article in The Onion:

While The Onion can be humerous at times, this is a very sobering satire, although I am sure most people will just not get it. This does bring to mind one concern I have about immortality: If we acheive it, will we loose the ability to defend ourselves with deadly force as a result? If it is seen as common that all are immortal, and that immortality is some sort of right, would not imposing death of any kind be seen as too excessive to allow as a punishment for a crime or for a defense against a criminal in the act. Thoughts, anyone?

Mike Lorrey